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. scott brown is no better than even in massachusetts. other states where there were hoping to pick up north dakota, missouri, the candidates faltered. the numbers are not so good there. on the house side, democrats need 25, but they have a bunch of vulnerable incumbents. the number of seats where democrats are retiring could cause republicans to pick up as well. host: you were in missouri last week. what did you hear about the senate race? guest a once upon a time, claire mccaskill was the most democrats -- most vulnerable democrat, if not the most vulnerable incumbent. she had been very close with barack obama, and he was very unpopular in the state. and she had this controversy where there was an airplane owned by her family that was being written off for tax reasons. then came the republican primary and taught a can, he won in the primary somehow, though thought to be the weakest. then he had this unfortunate comment about how legitimate rate is not likely to cause pregnancy -- rape is not likely to cause pregnancy, becoming fodder for late-night comedians and giving heartburn to r
parties. and now the polls indicate brown is a head at the moment. >guest: brown was elected to office when he was 18 or 19 years old. josh mandel, not as much, and under candidate, recently elected to statewide office -- a younger candidate. josh is bringing a lot of enthusiasm. both candidates have raised a lot of money themselves and there's a lot of outside interest as well. that election will be on the coattails of the presidential. whoever wins the presidential, if they're able to win by a large enough margin, they will have an impact on whether or not brown is reelected to go to washington. host: we have been talking about florida and ohio and georgia. the incumbent democrat is leading in the polls in two of the three. what impact does that have on the president's campaign in ohio and what does that tell you about the senate race? guest: there's an alarming amount of money being used in these campaigns. people are getting uptight about being bombarded with a tremendous amount of advertising. on the other hand, we are seeing a coattail effect. not only the senate races but the do
the border -- brown versus the board of education. and the troops to enforce the victory down in little rock. at that point, the democrats had to pretend to care about civil rights. the first sell rights legislation pushed by a democrat -- far more republicans voted for it. it was about 80% republicans. they had voted for every other civil-rights bill. they were liberal democrats. albert gore sr. all of these characters were ferocious opponents of joe mccarthy. robert byrd had 100% rating. do not believe the light they were conservative democrats. there was one of 18 liberal democratic segregationist who became a republican and that was strom thurmond. this line is pulled off by describing the entire south as if it was one state. republicans -secretly appealed the democratic segregationist and suddenly we swept the south. republicans took the south when the dixiecrats died out. republicans had been winning the outer southern states since the 1920's. warren harding did pretty well. eisenhower twice. this was before 1964. reagan lost the dixiecrat states. reagan did best with college students,
. with everything from president obama on june 15, with the dream act, a few days ago governor brown decided to give drivers' licenses to illegals. i think we are creating a lot of jeopardy and risk for our people along the border. a piecet's look at about immigration and governor mitt romney, softening his stance on immigration and other issues according to usa today, trying to keep conservative appeal as he courts undecided voters. he told one denver newspaper that he would not revoke temporary visas in what appears to be his latest attempt to soften his tone on key issues. he told the post in an interview that those who qualified for deferred action programs would be permitted to stay for the allotted term. of course, candidate mitt romney, here is what the article goes on to say. his decision to take a nuanced position on the issues two weeks after he dodged a question on the issue. the last caller also mentioned the death of a border agent. here is a story on that. host: we are asking you about what you would like to ask at night's debate. james, democratic line, good morning. caller: i have tw
between scott brown and elizabeth warren. that is wednesday. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] host: good morning and welcome to washington journal on this october 9. mitt romney travel to ottawa. -- iowa. and the spouses are making their pitches to voters. we would like to hear from you this morning on whether political spouses affect. affect. --re are the numbers to call i you can also find us online. send us a tweet or you can weigh in on facebook. or email us. we would like to hear from you this morning on whether political spouses affect your vote in what they say, their personal stories, their political backgrounds, professional background, whether they make a difference to you. here's a story in the new york times -- michelle obama is headed to loudoun, virginia. this looks at the associated press report. expected late tuesday afternoon at loudoun county fairgrounds in virginia for a campaign rally focusing in part on encouraging voters to register in advance of the state's monday deadline. "politico" ha
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